Oklahoma

Oklahoma has implemented laws pertaining to breastfeeding in which a mother’s right to breastfeed is protected, and shall not constitute indecent exposure. Oklahoma has taken a progressive step by exempting breastfeeding mothers from jury duty.

Title 63, Section 1-234.1 (new)

“The Legislature hereby declares that breast-feeding a baby constitutes a basic act of nurturing to which every baby has a right and which should be encouraged in the interests of maternal and child health. In furtherance of this right, a mother may breast-feed her baby in any location where the mother is otherwise authorized to be. Breast-feeding shall not constitute a violation of any provision of Title 21 of the Oklahoma Statutes.”

38 O.S. 2001, Section 28

“C. Mothers who are breast-feeding a baby, upon their request, shall be exempt from service as jurors.”


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